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Adoration of the Magi Icon

This brilliant Coptic Icon of the Magi offering their gifts to the Christ Child shows Mary and the baby Jesus at the center. Mary is wrapping Jesus in a blanket. Mary and Jesus have no eyes but for one another. Joseph is situated behind him and curiously eyes the Magi who are bowing before the Christ Child. This Adoration of the Magi is painted on animal hide. The image measures 15 3/4 inches wide 11 3/4 inches high.